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Colorado Rockies top Giants 11-3 on masterful performances from Gonzalez, Rusin

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CarGo sends two more into the seats in Chris Rusin's second complete game of the season.

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Carlos Gonzalez, Chris Rusin and the Rockies proved to be too much for the Giants in tonight’s series opener. Rusin's gem was backed by an offensive surge, extending the Giants' losing streak to six.

The Rockies jumped ahead early, tagging Ryan Vogelsong for four runs in the first inning on a two-run shot by Carlos Gonzalez followed by a two-run single from Wilin Rosario.

Vogelsong cut the damage in half himself in the top of the third, launching a two-run homerun off of Chris Rusin into the Rockies bullpen.

The Rockies added a run in the bottom of the third on a Wilin Rosario ground out.

Chris Rusin flashed his athleticism in the bottom of the fourth, scoring from first on Charlie Blackmon’s triple after a lead off base hit. Blackmon scored on a Jose Reyes single before CarGo went deep for his second home run of the night to make it 9-3.

Rusin allowed just one walk on the night, a lead off free pass to Angel Pagan in the sixth that would come back to haunt him as the Giants plated Pagan on a groundout. They would not score again.

Keeping the race for the league lead in homeruns close, Nolan Arenado added a long ball of his own in the bottom of the eighth, the last of the runs scored in the Rockies' 11-3 victory.

Chris Rusin went the distance, allowing three runs on six hits, one walk and five strikeouts, facing the minimum in seven(!) innings.

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